I wanted to share a quick poem I wrote one night after putting Reagan to bed. We had just read a Dr. Seuss book so he was on my mind as I thought about Reagan struggling to fall asleep.
"One sock, two sock, pink sock, blue sock. Tall sock, short sock, half sock, whole sock. No sock too. I will throw this brace at you. No, no, this brace will not do. I don't want this brace and I do not want you.
On brace, off brace, red spot, hot spot. Eight days now, and I say that's enough. I do not want this brace, it just will not do. I will cry each night I say. Until you make this brace go away. I will wake you one time, two times, four. You will not sleep any more. Not if I have to sleep this way.
What do you say? This brace must stay? Oh what will I do? I do not like this brace and I do not like you. You say you love me, yes you do. But why do you make me hurt this way? I just want it all to go away...
You will wear this brace I say, because you need to, it's the way. You will wear it, yes that's true. Even though you don't want to. You will wear it, yes you will. Because you know I have faith in you..."
I'm also excited to share that Cole was on the front page of the Loudoun County Public Schools webpage today! Cole was asked to come to his friend Sammy Child's Home Economics class (now called Family and Consumer Sciences). She was inspired by our visit to Ronald McDonald House over the summer and used that inspiration to propose a class project to make blankets for Ronald McDonald House. She invited us to join her to present the blankets to a representative from Ronald McDonald House and share what receiving a blanket meant to us. What a great cause and a special young lady who is helping others! For the full article go to www.lcps.org or click on the image below to make it larger and read it in full.